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Live auction - fme_470720 - HENRY III - ORDRE DU SAINT-ESPRIT / ORDER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Médaille de l’ordre du Saint-Esprit

HENRY III - ORDRE DU SAINT-ESPRIT / ORDER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Médaille de l’ordre du Saint-Esprit AU
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 16:44:27
Type : Médaille de l’ordre du Saint-Esprit
Date: 1579
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 40,5 mm
Weight : 34,91 g.
Edge : lisse
Puncheon : sans poinçon
Coments on the condition:
Patine hétérogène avec une tache sombre au revers. Légère usure sur les points hauts des reliefs de l’avers

Obverse


Obverse legend : INTEVERE - CHRISTVS / 1579.
Obverse description : Henri III assis sur un trône, vêtu du manteau royal et portant le collier de l’ordre du Saint-Esprit ; au-dessus de sa tête, la colombe du Saint-Esprit sortant des nuages ; le roi reçoit le serment d’un nouveau chevalier, agenouillé à gauche entre le prévôt, qui lui présente l’Évangile sur lequel il doit jurer, et le grand trésorier, qui lit les statuts de l’ordre ; le champ est semé de langues de feu..

Reverse


Reverse legend : .HENRI. / III. DE CE. NOM. / ROY. DE. FRAN. ET / DE. POL. AVTHEVR / ET. SOVVERAIN / DE. L’ORDRE DES / CHEVALIERS / DV. S. ESPRIT / .1579..
Reverse description : Légende en 9 lignes dans une couronne de lauriers.

Commentary


Cette médaille est certainement postérieure à l’année 1579, et a peut-être été frappée au XVIIe ou au XVIIIe siècle.

Historical background


HENRI III - ORDER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Order of the Holy Spirit was created in December 1578. It was created by the desire of Henry III grouped around him a core of dedicated gentlemen and on which he could count against the league. The king was the great master of this order were a hundred knights, clerics and commanders newer four officers: a chancellor, provost, a great treasurer and clerk. The Knights of the Order of the Holy Spirit were the same time knights of the order of Saint-Michel. The Cross of the Order was suspended from a blue ribbon, hence the name of blue ribbons given to the Knights of the Holy Spirit. The dauphin of France and son were right knights of the Holy Spirit at birth. The name of the Holy Spirit was given in commemoration of the fact that the election of Henry III to the throne of Poland, and his accession to the throne of France were both arrived the day of Pentecost.

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